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Inside Review — Out Of The Park

Inside is a staggering work of inspired design, soul-gripping art, and breathless worlds. It may not appear to be superficially very different from Playdead’s first and only other game Limbo, but it only takes a few minutes to realize it takes that—a highly regarded and excellent game in its own right—and elevates everything. I don’t […]

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The Shallows Review — Horror With Bite

The Shallows manages to find seemingly improbable success with a singular focus and a fitting performance from lead actress Blake Lively. It falls into some familiar ruts of survival horror but also breaks away from just as many with its barebones—yet riveting—structure and turns. So long as you’re not expecting a revelatory time, The Shallows […]

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Horizon Zero Dawn — Hands-on At E3 2016

Bow combat is an intimate act. In many modern games, not only are the actual mechanics of making it go thwip layered into a relatively faithful system of aiming and charging and releasing, but it’s also built to finely understand your enemies. When they get close, every shot and kill feels vastly more personal than […]

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Titanfall 2 — Hands-on At E3 2016

My favorite part about Titanfall 2 is how empty this year’s E3 felt. It meant I could finish a play session and hop right back in line to get my grubby little mitts on it a minute later. For as overwhelmingly solid the first one was, Titanfall 2 is shaping up to be the game […]

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